{Another playdate}

A couple weekends ago we had another play-date with the Rochelles.
I just love watching our boys together. They play so nicely and get along great.
They actually call them the "Best friends" at school. 
Makes this Mama's heart happy.
We went to their house for some yummy snack foods and good ole' hanging out.

Our silly boys!

{Roll up the map}

Mason recently discovered Jake and the Never land Pirates and loves them.

He especially loves when they sing!

"Roll Up The Map"

{He's making his list...}

And checking it twice...

{Update on School}

I haven't updated on school in a while, so here goes.
You still love it. You're especially fond of your teacher, Niesha. You have called her "Esha" up until recently. Now you say it like "Asha". Not sure why you changed it. :) But it's cute!
Every morning we pull up I say, "Mason where are we?" and you say "SCHOOLLL" so enthusiastically. I hope it stays that way throughout the years. I pray that you're always excited about school and eager to learn.
Because right now? You have a hunger for learning new things.
Your teacher says you are always good in class. {Whew}
Yall have around 12 kids now, 13 on some days.
Mrs. M at the front gives you 2 skittles every morning and in return you tell her, "Thank you", "Happy Day" and "Love you". She melts.
You can count to 6 {when you want to of course}.
You know the color green and yellow really well.
You know some shapes, oval being one of them.

You've learned several songs that you know many of the words to:
The wheels on the bus {You do all of the hand motions}
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Old McDonald Had a Farm - you love the EIEIO part!
You're eating is getting better {at lunchtime}
You sleep well at naptime every day.

You love to go over all of the kids in your class' names. If I forget one you remind me.

The last few days I have let you walk in to school instead of me carrying you. You walk in so confident like you own the place! It's adorable.

And your "Schoolwork" is getting better each time. You used to only color 1 line on your paper...now you fill the paper up!

{Happy Thanksgiving}

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Today and every day I am very thankful for these two. They are my heart and soul!

{The day Mason grew up}

It was a Friday night...Nate was playing softball and I had Mason in the stands.
He was giving wearing me plum out...wanting to run in the dugout, out on the field, pull the extension cord to the scoreboard {why it's in the reach of children is beyond me}, climb up and down the stairs, stand on the folding stadium style chairs...etc. Just being a typical toddler boy. 
I was stressing just a little....okay, a lot.

Then I had a bright idea...take him to the park, duh!!
And that's when he grew up.
Right then and there.
He saw all the other kids playing on the playground equipment and joined them...never skipped a beat.
I don't know what it was, but it hit me like a ton of bricks....he's no longer a baby! He's a big toddler playing on a playground with a bunch of older kids.
And? He was so proud of himself. Like biggest smile in the world, proud.
I was holding back tears.

Why does time go by so fast??
Why do they grow up in the blink of an eye??
It's bittersweet, I tell ya! 

....I can just hear someone in my family saying, "Guess you know what that means?? Time to have another one?"


{Embrace the Camera - 11.17.11}

Linking up for Embrace the Camera -

Oh sweet boy! Last week was such a trying week. You pushed every last button and boundary that you could. You clearly know right from wrong, but you like to teeter on the wrong and see what you can get away with! It's been fun. ha. You've been in such a cranky mood {thanks TEETH, thanks}.
But then you are so incredibly sweet. It's hard to get mad at ya! 
This week has been a little better {besides your teeth hurting}.

Last night you were so hyper after your bath and in such a good mood. I tried to get as many pictures as I could! You weren't having it, though. You just wanted to play, play play!

My hair is wet, not greasy - I promise ;)